We say it all the time, sprouts are healthy for you. But why? What is it that makes these seed sprouts so good for your body? Simply put it is their vitamin and nutrient content. You see, there are more nutrients in the seed sprouts of many plants than there is in the mature version of the same plant. The combinations of these nutrients can lead to lower blood sugar levels, better digestive and heart health.
Nutrients Common to Sprouts:
Vitamin K - An important component in the blood for clotting and healing
B Vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid) - Directly influence energy, brain function, and metabolism
Vitamin C - Supports the immune system, skin, blood vessels, bone, and cartilage
Vitamin A - Supports vision, growth, cell division, reproduction, and immunity
Zinc - A trace mineral used by enzymes in the immune system and cell growth
Calcium - A mineral important for bone and teeth health as well as blood clotting, muscle use, heart rhythm, and nerve functions
Manganese - Used in connective tissue, bones, blood clotting, metabolism, and sex hormones
Caution - Not all seeds can be grown as sprouts. Some plants contain harmful toxins if consumed at the seed stage. To avoid these problems only purchase seed labeled for sprouting purposes. Here at True Leaf Market we ensure sprouting seeds are clean and safe to consume at the sprouting stage.